There are many reasons for today’s obesity and over-weight rates within our modern society. One major factor that research has now identified in weight gain is our gut flora and the diversity of our probiotic strains. Our gut microbiome is now thought to be more than responsible for weight issues at 80-85% compared to our DNA 55-60%. Research now shows that different ratios of certain bacteria including Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, Prevotella and Ruminococcus can all plays role in how well we utilise and absorb calories from our food. Of the named species above Becteroidetes and firmicutes have been extensively studied. If our glut has more firmicutes than bacteroidetes, then we can extract more calories from our food. In simple terms, if we give two people an identical 1500kcal diet, the person with more firmicutes will extract more calories and is therefore more prone to putting on weight in comparison to the person with more bacteroidetes.
Despite the large number of functions our gut flora play in our entire body including: inflammation, vitamin synthesis, immunity, neurological health, autoimmunity it is now apparent that they also have a major role in weight maintenance.
NDS W8 has been formulated to establish a healthy gut flora that contributes to a healthy metabolism and utilisation of calories consumed.
What makes NDS superior probiotics?
NDS probiotics differ in a number of ways to other probiotic brands. During the manufacture of probiotics, the strains are freeze dried prior to being bottled for resale, what this process means to the bacteria is that liquid and moisture within the strains are now harshly removed to preserve their shelf life. This is great for the stockists of probiotics on the shelves, however not so good for the consumer purchasing. As with the vast majority of other brands, most probiotics are consumed in this form without any reactivation of strains. Therefore no reactivation with adequate liquid for maximum adhesion to our gut wall, and given they are consumed straight into an acidic stomach, the results don’t fare too positive either. NDS probiotics come in powder form, prior to consumption they need to be reactivated in lukewarm water for 15 minutes in order to hydrate the bacteria themselves as they are living microbes.
Another reason why NDS are superior is the addition of both nutrients for maximum osmosis potential (adhesion to the gut wall) and the addition of some prebiotics for each strain to consume. The addition of nutrients (minerals) to each product encourages the osmotic process and diffusion of strains encouraging them to line the gut wall. This process is known as ‘mineral mix’ utilising their unique Biotechnology.
NDS probiotic blends have been vigorously tested and studied within a laboratory, University and hospital environment and have been utilised in studies within the Netherlands.
Another clear benefit that NDS probiotics offer is targeted blends for specific illness and dysfunction. With the huge advances in nutrition and functional medicine today, whose major ethos is individual medicine, its unrealistic to believe that one blend of probiotic strains is going to benefit all ailments and all people, yes of course this idea is amazing, however its untrue. NDS offers targeted blends that have contain a mix of strains proven to benefit a range of illness including: inflammation, IBS, IBD, Crohns, Colitis, migraines, stress, children, weight loss, constipation and sports performance. Ask yourself this, why would you take strains for constipation if you experience diarrhoea from endurance sports? It simply doesn’t add up!
If you want targeted proven strains then NDS is for you.